[games_access] Big news, PS4 zoom & system level remapping

Ian Hamilton i_h at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 7 12:32:11 EST 2015


Ok yep has been covered by just about everywhere now, Google News is reporting 49 news stories about it!

E.g. http://m.uk.ign.com/articles/2015/03/06/app-suspension-button-mapping-reportedly-coming-with-next-ps4-update

Ian

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From: "Ian Hamilton" <i_h at hotmail.com>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Subject: [games_access] Big news, PS4 zoom & system level remapping
Date: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 09:25



The beta testers should not have shared it, they're under NDA.

However several of them have, so the cat is it out the bag now, it is public knowledge. It has been widely shared and discussed on Twitter and Reddit and covered by games press too, such as Kotaku.

There are some negative reactions to these features being included in the beta (e.g. 'who would ever use remapping? Clearly a filler feature, scrap that and give us media playback instead'), so it certainly wouldn't hurt for us to catch a few of those and fix the misconceptions.

Ian

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From: "Javier Mairena" <javier.mairena at gmail.com>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Subject: [games_access] Big news, PS4 zoom & system level remapping
Date: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 08:55


Really great!!  :)

But, can we actually talk about that openly?
It seems that the twitter account of the beta tester who reveated that have
been deleted.

On 7 March 2015 at 17:26, Ian Hamilton <i_h at hotmail.com> wrote:

>   The full beta accessibility menu is now circulating. As well as the
> extra low-vis options (high contrast, text size), there's also a screen
> reader in there.
>
>  Presumably apart from remapping this all only affects the main PS4 UI
> and not games, but still, it's an astronomical leap forwards for consoles.
>
>  https://twitter.com/isaparrot/status/574038584577015809
>
>  I think it's safe to say that you've got your news story now Sandra!
>
>  Ian
>
>
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> From: "Ian Hamilton" <i_h at hotmail.com>
> To: <games_access at igda.org>
> Subject: [games_access] Big news, PS4 zoom & system level remapping
> Date: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 00:00
>
>  Not officially confirmed of course, but there's an accessibility menu in
> the beta of the next firmware update that includes zoom and system level
> remap -
>
>  http://gematsu.com/2015/03/ps4-firmware-2-50-adds-suspend-resume
>
>  Ian
>
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